Don't Blow Your Top (album)

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Don't Blow Your Top
Studio album by KMFDM
Released 1988 (1988)
Recorded Hamburg, West Germany
Genre Industrial rock
Length 32:49
Label Cash Beat (West Germany), SkySaw (UK), Wax Trax! (US)
Producer Sascha Konietzko
KMFDM chronology
What Do You Know, Deutschland?
(1986)
Don't Blow Your Top
(1988)
UAIOE
(1989)
Singles from Don't Blow Your Top
  1. "Don't Blow Your Top"
    Released: 1988
Alternative cover
2006 re-release cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Don't Blow Your Top is industrial rock group KMFDM's third album. The album was recorded in Hamburg, Germany, with Adrian Sherwood. It was released in 1988 in Germany by Cash Beat Records (Hamburg), in the UK by SkySaw Records, and in the US by Wax Trax.

A remastered reissue of Don't Blow Your Top was released on September 12, 2006, featuring new liner notes and photos of the band.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by En Esch and Sascha Konietzko unless otherwise noted.

Vinyl/Cassette release[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "No Meat—No Man" (Esch, Konietzko, Raymond Watts) 3:52
2. "Don't Blow Your Top" (Esch, Konietzko, Watts) 3:40
3. "Disgust (12" Version)" (Esch, Konietzko, Watts) 4:28
4. "Oh Look"   2:40
5. "King Kong Dub (Rubber Mix)" (Jr. Blackmale, Esch, Konietzko) 2:02
Side B
No. Title Length
6. "Killing"   5:20
7. "What a Race"   3:37
8. "No News"   4:30
9. "Oh Look II"   2:38
Total length:
32:49

CD release[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "No Meat—No Man"   3:53
2. "Don't Blow Your Top"   3:40
3. "Killing"   5:27
4. "Disgust"   5:29
5. "Oh Look"   2:39
6. "King Kong Dub (Rubber Mix)"   2:04
7. "What a Race"   3:37
8. "No News"   4:37
9. "Tod Durch Bongo-Bongo"   6:36
10. "Killing (For Your Sampling Kit)"   8:39
11. "Oh Shit"   4:51
Total length:
51:32

Reception[edit]

Andy Hinds from Allmusic said that Don't Blow Your Top "sounds a little flimsy when compared to the band's pile-driving later work", and that it sounds "like a combination of early Meat Beat Manifesto, Twitch-era Ministry, and even...the more primitive stuff of Alien Sex Fiend." [1]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hinds, Andy. "Don't Blow Your Top - KMFDM". AllMusic. Retrieved November 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ MTV News Staff (September 11, 2006). "For The Record". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved August 12, 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • KMFDM DØTKØM Don't Blow Your Top lyrics at the official KMFDM website